You know what they say: “What is the bottom line?” Meaning money, of course. That’s why you should remodel now. A master bath remodel, kitchen remodel, or adding a well-designed powder room will add value to your home.
Of course, you will be able to enjoy updated fixtures, colors and furnishings for as long as you live in your home. Replacing worn-out and dated faucets, shower fixtures and sinks can immensely improve enjoyment of just being home.
So, speaking in specifics, what gives the biggest return on investment in the remodeling world?
- Repair or replace siding
- Add a deck or improve the existing deck, if it is fairly new
- Make improvements in the kitchen
- Repair or replace windows
- Remake a bathroom
- Add insulation, especially to the attic
- Remodel the basement
- Have an addition built on, or up
- I know this is not home remodeling exactly, but have your yard landscaped
Decks have a lifespan, and if they are at or near the end of theirs, replacing a traditional single-level deck with several levels and built-in benches are winners. If your previous deck required a great deal of maintenance, have the new one built with low-maintenance materials. There are some wonderful railing options, such as cable railing and glass that allow much more light onto the deck, and do not obstruct the view.
Kitchens and bathrooms are obvious places to do either a complete remodel, or update things as you can afford to. New sinks and fixtures, new countertops, new flooring and paint are all lower-cost remodel projects, that nevertheless, add a great deal to enjoyment and value of the home.
Replacing cabinetry and large appliances are bigger ticket items, but are well-worth doing when you are ready.